Sweepstakes Winner is a 1939 American comedy film directed by William C. McGann, written by John W. Krafft, and starring Marie Wilson, Johnnie Davis, Allen Jenkins, Charley Foy, Jerry Colonna and Frankie Burke. It was released by Warner Bros. on May 20, 1939.
|Directed by||William C. McGann|
|Produced by||Bryan Foy|
|Screenplay by||John W. Krafft|
|Story by||Hugh Cummings|
|Music by||Howard Jackson|
|Edited by||Frank Magee|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
A naive girl has $1,000 and is told to have two broke bookies bet it for her. They lose the money and she gets a job as a waitress. They come into the cafe and convince her to buy an Irish Sweepstakes ticket.
- Marie Wilson as Jennie Jones
- Johnnie Davis as Mark Downe
- Allen Jenkins as Xerxes 'Tip' Bailey
- Charley Foy as 'Jinx' Donovan
- Sam McDaniel as Mose
- Jerry Colonna as Nick
- Frankie Burke as Chalky Williams
- Vera Lewis as Mrs. McCarthy
- Granville Bates as Pop Reynolds
- Eddie Kane as Mr. Blake
- Bert Hanlon as Poolroom Guard
- George Lloyd as Dutch
- Sidney Bracey as Mr. Simpkins
- Charles Irwin as English Radio Announcer
- Bernice Pilot as Martha (Uncredited)
- American Film Institute 1999, p. 255.
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- Palmer 1988, p. 53.
- McCann 2009, p. 266.
- The American Film Institute (1999). The 1941-1950: American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films (The AFI Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States) (3 Volume set ed.). Oakland, California: University of California Press. p. 255. ISBN 978-0520215214.
- Palmer, Scott (1988). A Who's Who of Australian and New Zealand Film Actors:The Sound Era. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 53. ISBN 978-0810820906.
- McCann, Bob (2009). Encyclopedia of African American Actresses in Film and Television. New York City: McFarland & Company. p. 266. ISBN 978-0786437900.